Miranda Buckley, PhD student through EEOB
Miranda hopes to improve the understanding of parasitic plants, their evolution, and ecological roles in natural and agricultural systems. She is curious about their relationships within desert ecosystems. Ultimately, she aims to contribute to biodiversity conservation and the understanding of these fascinating and beautiful pathogenic plants that impact food security and natural communities worldwide.
Conner Lay, PhD student through EEOB
Conner is interested in how plants interact with their abiotic and biotic environments. He wants to better understand how environmental changes such as habitat fragmentation and climate variation contribute to genetic diversity and adaptation.